Antonio Addison is facing charges including attempted first-degree murder and assault after allegedly shooting his father at a meal following his brother’s funeral.
Baltimore Police Department

The police are investigating a shooting that occurred at the New Song Worship & Arts Center in Baltimore after a son pulled a gun on his father at the post-funeral repast for his brother, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Authorities say that the brother of Antonio Addison, a 22-year-old who was killed in West Baltimore last month, got into an argument with his father over an obituary written for the funeral. According to Charles Addison, the grandfather, the brother's name was left out.


"This place was full of children. They ran out the back and I ran out the front," Charles Addison told the Sun, his clothes splattered with blood.

The 47-year-old father, who was not identified, was shot in the stomach and is expected to survive the ordeal. The son, identified as 25-year-old Antonio Addison, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault and other charges. Police confirmed that the brothers shared the same name.

In a mug shot shared by the Baltimore Police Department, the elder Antonio Addison's face appears swollen and bruised. The police said that his injuries stemmed from an altercation with family after the shooting.


"I really can't even describe how unnecessary and senseless this situation is," Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith told reporters. "There's still food on the table inside."

"What we need is prayer," Charles Addison said.

Read more at the Baltimore Sun here and here.